Walk into any Hobby Lobby, Michael's,
and Wal-Mart, and you will be overwhelmed by rows and rows of things
to hang on your empty walls and fill your surface spaces. If this
doesn't bother you, perhaps you might
find yourself imagining how a manufactured bit of molded plastic,
paint, and cloth assembled in a foreign land would look above the
mantel. Reasonable minds may or may not be inspired by the out-sourcing
and mass-production of pseudo-art, but one thing is certain: buying
those imports in the United States will insure that thousands of talented
American artists will have to work retail jobs selling mass-produced
art, rather than producing their own, original art.
Do you think that original art is so expensive that collecting it
would be simply out of the question? Do you believe that only the
wealthy may enjoy fine art's creativity, originality, playfulness,
and skillful execution? Are you convinced that fine art and domestic
elegance is sheer
Like most boundaries and distinctions of old, the notion of art-collecting
being only for the wealthy is on the way out. With
Internet sites for art and artists proliferating, really good art
is easy to find and is affordable.
Painting-a-day websites offer small works, done quickly, that the
artists can price reasonably because less time is involved in their
the middle man, there is not the mark-up for the dealer--patrons are
getting the product wholesale.
A small budget and
some careful Internet research allows people of average means the
opportunity to collect works that will not only enhance their environment,
but may appreciate in value.
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How you live and your aesthetic environment contribute to your quality
of life on a daily basis. How you feel about coming home to your own
four walls can affect your outlook on life, as well as your health.
You deserve something better than make-do, and now fine quality original
art is within reach.
A minimal budget can help you redesign your domestic world into a
refuge of sophistication and elegance. Your ingenuity can turn your
home into your own work of art. The best place to start, though, is
with the artwork. It is much harder to find just the right painting
to go in a finished room than to refurbish a room to set off the painting;
however, one must find a work of art that stimulates and means something
to the owner, something that is more than decorative.
For more information on creating simple elegance at home with original